Top 5 Best Books like The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

The 1987 movie directed by Rob Reiner and starring Fred Savage, Robin Wright, and others vividly portrayed this story of true love, high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a terrifying mix of exotic animals. The novel, however, displays even more levels of clever narrative on top of its depth in character and satire. Set in the legendary nation of Florin, which is said to be home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions,” this 1941 story is skillfully presented as a “abridged” version of a centuries-old narrative. Pain. Death. Strong man. brave men. most powerful men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”

Author: William Goldman

Here are our personal top picks of other good romance books like The Princess Bride that will surely get you hooked. Hope you’ll find a good fit to your taste!

(1)The Last Unicorn

The unicorn was solitary and lived by herself in a lavender wood.
So, leaving the security of the magical forest, she set out in search of others of her kind. The unicorn travels with the bumbling wizard Schmendrick and the unstoppable Molly Grue, learning everything there is to know about the highs and lows of life and love before meeting her fate at the palace of a despairing monarch and facing the monster that would exterminate her kind.

Author: Peter S. Beagle



To eat, who are you going to call? This cookbook honors the brash personalities of Egon, Venkman, Zeddemore, and Stantz, as well as the spooks, spectres, and ghosts that attempted to transform New York City into a Babylonian dystopia. It includes more than 50 recipes inspired by the beloved Ghostbusters 1984 movie and continuing into the present day with Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Author: Jenn Fujikawa 


(3)Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die

Every angler, whether novice or experienced, fantasizes about reeling in the big one, but fly fishing has other appeals as well. Because the untamed beauty of the surroundings is indescribable, even when hours go by without a bite. Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die outlines the fly-fishing meccas for both casual travelers and ardent outdoor enthusiasts who may already have a personal bucket list.

Author: Chris Santella 


(4) The Neverending Story

Bastian is drawn into the fantastical world of Fantastica when he comes across an ancient book called The Neverending Story. He is so engrossed in the world that he discovers he has actually taken on a character. In addition, he learns that he has been chosen to save this enigmatically charmed world when he realizes how grave the danger is. In order to save Fantastica, can Bastian cross the line separating his imagination from reality?

Author: Michael Ende


(5) As You Wish

While taking part in the 25th anniversary cast reunion, Cary Elwes was moved to share his thoughts and provide fans with an unmatched peek inside the making of the movie. He has produced a magical experience with As You Wish, filled with set secrets, backstage tales, never-before-seen images, and interviews with his cast members.

Author: Cary Elwes 


Best Books to Read Like The Princess Bride

That was fast! I hope the above books give you the excitement to grab the book of your choice. If you find The Princess Bride interesting, the other four books will provide the same thrill!

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